There are even more reasons to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Gum Disease and Other Complications
The Academy of General Dentistry states that there is a definitive relationship between gum disease and other health problems, such as strokes and heart disease. A woman suffering from gum disease will also be at a greater risk of birth problems and underweight babies.
Other valuable research states that over 90% of every systemic disease (disease involving multiple organs or entire body) originates in your mouth and could stem from ulcers, swollen gums, dry mouth and other gum problems. These diseases may include:
It is crucial to visit your dentist regularly in order to properly diagnose dental and systemic health problems while in their early stages. When you do not properly take considerable care of your gums and teeth, your bad dental hygiene can lead to a variety of issues, including:
Facial and oral pain.
The Office of the Surgeon General suggests that oral pain stems from gum infections and can possibly lead to loss of teeth. Gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease, affects over 75% of the U.S. population.
Issues related to the heart and major organs.
Mouth infections can negatively impact major organs and your heart. For example, your heart’s valves may become inflamed by a bacteria called endocarditis, which is a condition that affects anyone with heart disease and damaged heart tissues.
The process of digestion begins with chemical and physical activity in your mouth, and when you do not have good dental health, this can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal failure and many digestive problems.
Schedule a Dental Exam
Dentistry offers many beneficial services to your health and dental hygiene. By visiting a dentist regularly, you will be able to detect issues before they get bad and be able to live a healthier lifestyle. The dentist will also identify poor hygiene and nutrition, development and growth issues and improper alignment of the jaw. You can even practice good dental hygiene at home, by brushing twice a day with good toothpaste, floss daily to remove plaque, practice a healthy diet, avoid smoking and exercise regularly while regularly scheduling oral checkups. You will be surprised at how great it makes you feel, and how healthy you become by practicing good dental hygiene.
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Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234